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Several firms have added secondaries capabilities, either by building in-house groups or acquiring outside firms, like Ares Management, which bought Landmark Partners earlier this year.
Ardian acquired a majority of the portfolio, offloaded to crystalise returns after a fiscal year in which Harvard's PE portfolio returned 77%.
Last year, the Boston mid-market GP carried out a $1.7bn process on its 2012-vintage fund, backed by AlpInvest, Lexington and Hamilton Lane.
Village Global has backed stake-trading start-up Liquidly, which plans to open its first liquidity window in Q4.
The team co-led by Earl Hunt was launched in April with $1bn to deploy and promises of being a 'category killer' in the credit secondaries market.
Ardian has backed several sizeable deals designed to grow an investment manager's third-party AUM, involving groups such as Mubadala and John Hancock.
The process on the world's second-largest talent agency was led by Goldman Sachs, with ICG and Neuberger Berman as part of the investor group.
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The single-asset process is focused on Hispanic food-focused Flagship Food Group, which was subject to a GP-led process in 2018.
The firm is among a handful of newer shops raising capital to target the smaller side of the secondaries market, which is busy and largely ignored by larger firms.

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